Spinach, Like You Have Never Had

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My good friend Bev cooked this one day at a friends place. She had never been a spinach fan. Whole new way to look at the old "silver beet" which is a brother to the more insipid English spinach. Can be a breakfast dish with a few eggs, luncheon with a sprinkle of cheese, or side dish. Anything a little different is nice for a change :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shred the green leaves from the white stem, and wash both thoroughly, drain.
  2. In a frypan with a little olive oil, fry some chopped onion, garlic and bacon (capsicum optional). When limp add a dash of pepper and curry powder.
  3. Chop the stems and add them to the mix, cook a few minutes, stirring.
  4. Add the shredded leaves and stir, cover and steam 2 mins, or until done the way you like it.
  5. (There should be enough water on the leaves to steam effectively, but you can add some if you have too.).
Most Helpful

5 5

Divine (or is that DEVINE?) mumma made this for us for brunch this morning topped with her own home grown poached eggs. What a fantastic way to start the day.

5 5

You're right, this is spinach like I've never had, but I will definitely have it this way again! I made this exactly as posted, using chopped red bell pepper. I have never really used the stems before, but they were actually tasty too. The curry powder is what really makes this dish, I think! The aroma was divine and the taste was delicious! Thanks for sharing! Made for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #65.

5 5

This is a great way to make and eat spinach. I loved the flavors of bacon, onion and garlic. It worked so well with the spinach. I used baby spinach and did not chop it up. I probably steamed my spinach a little too long, but it was still delicious. Thank you for posting a new way to fix spinach!